Veterans ID Card for U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard

  • Basic Requirements

    • Applicant must have honorable active duty service in the U.S. Armed Forces or 20 years of service in the National Guard.
    • The veteran must be a resident of the State of Georgia at the time of application.
     
  • Plan Ahead

    All Customers visiting a center must fill out the required License/ID/Permit form and schedule an appointment. Once submitted, the form is valid for 60 days.

     
  • Documents Required

    • Documentation showing your identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Please refer to Real ID Requirements for more information.
    • Furnish the original  Download this pdf file.Certificate of Eligibility (DS-516)  obtained from the Georgia Department of Veterans Services upon presentation of Armed Forces Separation Papers (DD-214). The DS516 must be presented upon initial request for services. 
    • All documents must be in English.

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  • Additional Information

    • Activation for training purposes does not qualify an individual for a Georgia Veteran's ID card.
    • Applicants with a veteran driver's license or ID card are exempt from paying renewal, testing and application fees.
    • Applicants are not eligible for a Georgia ID card if they possess an unexpired driver's license from another state.

    Medical Info on Driver's License or Identification Card

    Senate Bill 419 allows DDS to mark a driver’s license or identification card to show that the customer has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if requested by a member of the military or a veteran.

    DDS will be offering this functionality to all customers, and PTSD is not the only medical condition allowed.

    View the  Download this pdf file.License Medical/Disability Application Form   for more information.